Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Work on Wed 24th April

Another couple of weeks since I last  posted, how they are flying by.
I worked 8 days out of  9 but have just had 5 days off so my Forget Me Not got bundled to the side of my work table while I quilted my Pomegranate wall hanging, it's no longer a WIP

I am so happy with the result as I am really only confident with in the ditch and straight line quilting.
Think this half way to free motion might be the answer for my blue FMN sashings as the flowers are also very individual.
I sewed on my binding this morning, with straight joining seams I had a three inch overlap at the end, Yeah.
Now to hand stitch it down, my thumbs hate this part.

Visited this morning and this week's show and tell is wall hangings, I thought great and  put up my Adrienne Walker design Wild Lilies from a few years ago.
Please visit the site and vote for me if you would like to.

Thought afterwards, stupid girl - why not show Esther's Pomegranate, too late now for me but Bunny you might like to step in and show another Esther design.

No quilting this afternoon, I have been relaxing instead and treating myself to some much needed nail care as my DH came home with this beautiful pack for me yesterday.

He got cornered in Glenfield mall in Auckland, the salesperson used it on him and he was impressed by the results.
As it was buy one get one free I now have two packs. My nails have never looked as good in years.
I am not a nail polish person but have strong nails that grow long very rapidly.
It says it contains mineral product from the Dead Sea, all I know is my ridges have gone and they now shine like they have a coat of clear nail polish.
Back at work tomorrow afternoon, Anzac day here so we open at 1pm, wonder if they will notice my beautiful nails.
Till next time,
Cheers Jenny

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Work on Wed 10th April

Hi Everyone,
Easter has come and gone and I had so much fun watching the voting at quilting gallery, for Bunny and myself to both end up at the top just says how great Esther's designs are.
Go back to work tomorrow for 4 days but have spent much of the last 3 starting the quilting of my Blue Forget Me Not

This is the largest I have attempted, I thought my work table was huge but soon discovered it wasn't big enough to prep on, but now that I am stitching it is great 
My free motion is not great , in fact it is awful so am not really sure what I am going to do. To date I have ditch stitched all the inner frame edges and this morning have stitched most of the outer frame edges, center 2 done in this photo.
Practice has improved my rolling of the quilt through the machine throat.

More of my Aunt's fabric has become my backing.
I have made some sandwich's to practice free motion on as I have stippled before, but not on anything this size. I am wondering  about stippling the sashings but around the flowers not over them.
For the frames I am thinking of straight lines that either give the corners a mitered effect or a cross hatched square in each corner, I like the idea of an medallion in each corner but that might be beyond me.
Also maybe nothing would be better as they are becoming puffed frames and I might be better to stipple the block backgrounds.
Please if you comment, give me your suggestions because right now I am a total beginner and a little confused as to what step next.
Cheers everyone Jenny